Identifying old pistol grips

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  1. TraverseCut

    TraverseCut Rookie

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    I have a pair of old pistol grips that I'm very fond of, and I was wondering if anyone knows the maker or has any information regarding them:

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    I've been using the second grip in the picture for about 10 years.

    It's my understanding that they're not made any more, and they are likely more than 20 years old.
     
  2. neevel

    neevel Armorer

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    The look like Negrini grips. Negrini still lists similar grips on their website (the cross-hatching is a bit different).
     
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  3. wwittman

    wwittman DE Bracket

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    Interesting that Negrini apparently still makes the Dos Santos, which I fenced with 45 years ago and loved, until it was made illegal.
     
  4. DangerMouse

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    I agree they look like Negrini. The profile of the part toward the guard has changed a bit in that time, but they still make some very similar grips.
     
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  5. TraverseCut

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    Thanks! I'll see if I can order a few different grips from Negrini on Monday.
     
  6. DangerMouse

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    Those look like a medium visconti (top) and large visconti (bottom). Looking at their website, it looks like they just updated these models, but still have the old version in stock. Absolute also carries them and is easier to deal with if you are in the states.
     
  7. TraverseCut

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    My order of Negrini grips arrived earlier and they are clearly the same as my older grips, although a little different in the tail. It looks a bit like the mold for the new grips was made from an older grip (losing a bit of detail) and the tail remodeled. I'm thrilled with the grips, and I'll make some modifications to the tails.

    Thanks to the both of you for your help!
     

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